Selfish Work Timeline

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For those of you interested in the 3rd issue of Incandescent Mind on Selfish Poems and Art, here is the following estimated timeline:

April 30th is the last day sign up to for our reaction art.

Acceptance notifications for writing pieces will be sent out in May.

May 31st will be the last day to submit any art or photography, including reaction pieces. See Facebook event page.

Final decisions on art will be made in July.

Layout and design, proofing, and printing stages may take an additional 2-3 months.

We are aiming for a fall release. Please follow us on Facebook for the latest information.

 

Call for Selfish Art and Photography

Press News!, Submission Calls

Issue three of Incandescent Mind is looking for selfish art and photography. Artists can send in creative interpretations of the self portrait OR can be included in a special project to create work in response to the selected writings. Incandescent Mind is a full-color print journal, with poetry and prose. We prefer work that is raw, personal, emotional, and/or vulnerable.

Submissions for Art will close April 30th.

Submissions can be taken through this form:
cognitoforms.com/SadieGirlPress1/IncandescentMindSelfishIssue
(If you have trouble, please email us at SadieGirlPress@gmail.com)

We’re looking for art related to the topic of selfish work, possibly self-portraits (realistic or abstract), or other work that reveals your self. This is not limited to a typical face portrait, but can be of other perspectives of the self. It can be yourself at a different age, such as a child or older than you are now. It can reveal alternate versions of yourself. It can be an image that reveals what is inside of you. Feel free to be creative, but we want work that tells a story about you.

We are also looking for artists who would like to create work in reaction to the selected writing pieces. When the final writing pieces have been chosen, you would receive a copy of all the writing. If a piece inspires you, you can create a piece in reaction to it. If you are interested, email us at SadieGirlPress@gmail.com and we will contact you with the details.

We would love paintings, drawings, photography, digital art, collage, etc. in color or black and white, or any mediums that transfer well as a jpg or png file. If you aren’t sure, send us what you have and we’ll let you know! You may submit up to 10 high resolution images (200 dpi). Please include titles with your images (preferably in the file names).

Include a 100-word max, 3rd person bio with website or social media contact information where people can learn more about you.

Artists will retain the rights to their individual work. We do not offer payment other than one complimentary contributor copy.

For more details and updates, please join the Facebook event.

 

Submission Call for Incandescent Mind: Selfish Issue

Press News!, Submission Calls

Incandescent Mind is opening submissions for selfish work. We want you to write poems, letters, reflections, postcards, etc. addressed to your younger self, current self, or future self. It can be a love letter, a warning, a celebration, an insight. Only guide is that it be addressed to yourself. Artists can address this same prompt OR can be included in a special project to create work in response to the selected writings. For writing or art, we prefer work that is raw, personal, emotional, and/or vulnerable. Submissions will close on March 31st.

Submissions will now be taken through this form:
https://www.cognitoforms.com/SadieGirlPress1/IncandescentMindSelfishIssue

Writing: We’re open to style, but want to feel the connection to the topic. We’re open to length and form of poetry, but keep it under 100 lines (including stanza breaks). We don’t prefer rhyming poetry, unless very well crafted. We’d love to have well written and edited short prose in creative forms (under 500 words) on the topic. Please submit up to 3 poems or prose pieces in a Word or PDF file. We are looking for previously unpublished work, but will be open to considering special pieces. Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as we are notified immediately if work is accepted elsewhere.

Art: To address the prompt, we’d love art related to the topic, possibly self-portraits (realistic or abstract). We are open to paintings, drawings, photography, digital art, collage, etc. in color or black and white, any mediums that transfer well as a jpeg or png file. If you aren’t sure, send us what you have and we’ll let you know! You may submit up to 10 high resolution images (200 dpi). You may submit art in addition to poetry or prose. Please include titles with your images (preferably in the file names).

We are also looking for artists who would like to create work in reaction to the selected writing pieces. After you fill out the form, we will contact you with the details.

Include a 100-word max, 3rd person bio with website or social media contact information where people can learn more about you.

We reserve the right to make very minor edits to pieces as needed (to keep consistency in mechanics), but may ask for revision for a piece we love enough to see improve. Authors and artists will retain the rights to their individual work. We do not offer payment other than one complimentary contributor copy. Additional copies can be ordered at a discounted price.

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Release Events for Incandescent Mind: Issue Two, Winter 2017

Events, Press News!

Join us to celebrate the release of Incandescent Mind: Issue Two, Winter 2017! This full-color journal is packed with poetry, prose, and art centered around the subject of mental and emotional health. 64 authors and artists share their perspectives in the second installment by Sadie Girl Press.

Saturday, January 28th from 2-5 pm at MADE by Millworks 240 Pine Ave. in Long Beach RSVP on Facebook

Friday, February 3rd from 7-9 pm at Half-Off Books 6708 Greenleaf Ave in Whittier RSVP on Facebook

Saturday, March 4th from 3-5 pm at Santa Catalina Branch Library 999 E Washington Blvd in Pasadena RSVP on Facebook

Featured readers and artists will share their work from the book (TBA) and a limited open mic will be available for sharing your poems about mental and emotional health!

Books will be for sale for $15 at the events. Presale and bulk discounts available online. Use the code “PRESALE20” https://squareup.com/store/sadiegirlpress/item/incandescent-mind-issue-two-winter

SGP launches at MADE by Millworks

Daniel McGinn, Elmast Kozloyan, Esmeralda Villalobos, Events, Graham Smith, JL Martindale, Kelsey Bryan-Zwick, Ken Oddist Jones, Larry Duncan, Nancy Lynée Woo, Press News!, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, Sarah Thursday, Terry Ann Wright

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Sadie Girl Press is pleased to announce the launch of our new partnership with MADE by Millworks. MADE is a lovely store located in downtown Long Beach at 240 Pine Ave, that focuses on locally made products. They have graciously agreed to provide space to sell our Sadie Girl Press books. To celebrate this new location, we are having a special Sadie Girl Press reading, as well as meet the authors and artists!

Readings by:
Nancy Lynée Woo
Graham Smith
Raquel Reyes-Lopez
Terry Ann Wright
Larry Duncan
JL Martindale
Kelsey Bryan-Zwick
Elmast Kozloyan
Daniel McGinn
and
Sarah Thursday

Art by:
Lynn Azali
Ricardo Vidana
Ken Oddist Jones
Fernando Gallegos
and live art by Esmeralda Villalobos

Additional features to be announced!

Feel free to arrive early and browse the amazing products in the store by local vendors. There is free two-hour parking in the parking structure on 3rd St.

MADEbymillworks.com

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Incandescent Mind: Issue One, Summer 2016 Release events!

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Cover art by Ricardo Vidana

Cover art by Ricardo Vidana

We are extremely thrilled to announce the official release date for Incandescent Mind: Issue One, Summer 2016 for Saturday, August 6th, from 2-5 pm at Fox Coffee House. We also have additional confirmed event dates on Wednesday, August 10th, from 8-10 pm at the Ugly Mug in Orange and Friday, August 26th, from 7-10 pm at Half-Off Book in Whittier. Please check the Sadie Girl Press page on Facebook for more information.

Long Beach, August 6th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1688797314709729/

Orange, August 10th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1109662402426340/

Whittier, August 26th: https://www.facebook.com/events/826050787526153/

 

Sadie Girl Press is going to AWP!

Daniel McGinn, JL Martindale, Nancy Lynée Woo, Press News!, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, Sarah Thursday

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We’re going to AWP!! This year the Association of Writers & Writing Programs is having its annual conference in downtown LA. Together with our sister press, Lucid Moose Lit, we will be stationed at booth 857 at the conference mega Book Fair on Thursday, March 31st through Saturday, April 2nd. We will have books, author signings, and more. SGP authors Raquel Reyes-Lopez, JL Martindale, and Daniel McGinn will be joining myself, Sarah Thursday, and Nancy Lynée Woo, with additional guests, such as K. Andrew Turner and Beth McIlvaine. This is a huge event that requires paid admission, but if you are one of the over 12,000 people attending, we’d love to have you come by and say hello!

Here’s a little snippet of what is AWP from their website:

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The 2015 conference featured over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. Join us in Los Angeles in 2016 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer.”

SGP at the San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival

Larry Duncan, Press News!, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, Sarah Thursday, Terry Ann Wright

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The 4th Annual San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival will take place on Saturday, February 20th and Sunday, February 21st. Each day of the festival is packed with authors of poetry and prose from noon to nine. Sadie Girl Press has been given a full slot to showcase some of our talented poets, Terry Ann Wright, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, Larry Duncan, and myself, Sarah Thursday. What’s even more exciting is that we’ll be joined by special guests, BobKat, who’ll be backing our readings with acoustic music. Join us on Saturday, February 20th, from 4 to 5:15 pm at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona. Better yet, stay all day to hear non-stop literary goodness! RSVP on Facebook

The dA Center for the Arts 252 S Main St, Pomona, California 91766

See the full lineup and more details about the entire weekend festivities on the SGVLitFest event page!

Dual Release on January 30th

Larry Duncan, Press News!, Sarah Thursday

Dual ST & LD

On Saturday, January 30th, we’ll be celebrating the release of my new CD/chapbook, How to Unexist, along with Larry Duncan’s new chapbook, Drunk on Ophelia, at Fox Coffeehouse in Long Beach. We will both be reading with the phenomenon that is BobKat and The Poet’s Band. The event will begin at 6 pm and include special guests, Nancy Lynée Woo, JL Martindale, and Daniel McGinn, plus a limited open read-with-the-band list. Both new chapbooks and other Sadie Girl Press items will be available for purchase. Ken Oddist Jones, digital artist/photographer,  and painter, Lynn Azali will be displaying and selling work as well.

Fox Coffeehouse 437 W. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90806

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